Wilnecote

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Wilnecote
Wilnecote is located in Staffordshire
Wilnecote
Wilnecote
Wilnecote shown within Staffordshire
Population9,358 (Ward,2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK226012
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTamworth
Postcode districtB77
Dialling code01827
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°36′29″N 1°40′04″W / 52.60811°N 1.66770°W / 52.60811; -1.66770Coordinates: 52°36′29″N 1°40′04″W / 52.60811°N 1.66770°W / 52.60811; -1.66770

Wilnecote is an English sub-urban area about two miles (3.2 km) south-east of Tamworth, Staffordshire.[2] It lies between the River Tame to the west and Kettle Brook to the north and east, it is one of the largest communities in the town.

Wilnecote borders Hockley, Dosthill, Two Gates, Belgrave and Stonydelph housing estates are being built along Ninian Way and Hedging Lane, on the old Tame Valley Alloys plot.

History[edit]

Wilnecote appears as Wilmundecote in the Doomsday Book, with eighteen households, and as Wylmyndecote in 1349.[3][4] It is an old coal mining, lime-burning and brick-making area centred on an ancient village on Watling Street. The Holy Trinity Church, rebuilt in 1821 in the revival gothic style, overlooks the village and is built on the Roman road Watling Street.[5] The church design is unusual, as the entrance is halfway down the side of the building, as opposed to the end of the church. This was a consequence of the unusual expansion of the church as the village flourished. Stonydelph, which lies immediately north of Wilnecote, is a post World War II development.

Amenities[edit]

It has several public houses including "The Red Lion", "The Globe Inn", "The Centurion" (on the nearby Centurion Park industrial estate) and "The Queen's Head" which is a Grade II listed building dating from the 17th century.[5] A fifth, called the Sandyback Pub, closed in January 2009 and has since been reopened. Holy Trinity Church, Wilnecote sits on the highest point of the village. Schools in the area include Wilnecote High School. The red Lion is now a block of residential flats (sept 2018 ). There is also the Prince of Wales pub on Hockley Rd in Wilnecote .

The district is served by Wilnecote railway station with an hourly CrossCountry service between Birmingham New Street and Nottingham with most of the northbound services coming from Cardiff Central.[6]

Notes[edit]

Media related to Wilnecote at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamworth Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Wilnecote, Tamworth". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; CP 60/357; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E3/CP40no357/aCP40no357mm1toEnd/IMG_7482.htm
  4. ^ "Wilenecote". Open Doomesday.
  5. ^ a b "Wilnecote Conservation Area Statement of Designation and Reasoned Justification" (PDF). Tamworth Borough Council. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Table 57 National Rail timetable". Network Rail. Retrieved 29 July 2018.